Specialist Language Courses


This online English for Nurses course teaches you the English you need to study and work in an English-speaking healthcare environment. 

The course covers a wide range of essential care, from introducing yourself to discussing pain, pressure areas, breathing difficulties, infection control and injuries, to administering medications, IV therapy, post-operative and end-of-life care. The units cover medical terminology, patient and staff interactions, hospital language and much more.

During the course, you study all aspects of nursing language, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and functional skills. The course is strongly practical and is regularly reviewed so the content remains relevant and up to date.

You can use the course wherever you have an internet connection. The different inputs and activities are short and focused, so even 10 minutes will be enough to learn some useful language.

CPD accreditation

Online English for Nurses is accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK. On finishing the course, you receive a formal CPD Standards certificate for 80 CPD hours or points, accepted internationally and across multiple professional sectors.

Academic and technical support

Throughout the course, we are here to answer your questions, whether they are about the content or if you have a technical issue when accessing the course.

OET Preparation

The English for Nurses course is also excellent preparation for OET Nursing, required by regulatory bodies for nurses who want to work in English-speaking countries such as the UK, Ireland and Australia. It provides the language foundation that those studying for OET Nursing need. The course can be combined with SLC’s Reach OET B Nursing.

100% of qualified nurses who took this course recommend it for others*
*information correct June 2019

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Virginia Allum

Virginia wrote SLC’s Medical English courses and is SLC’s Head of Medical English. She is a lecturer in English for Medical Purposes, a Medical English teacher trainer, and a widely published writer, including co-authoring the Cambridge English for Nursing text books, used by Medical universities around the world. Virginia Allum is also a practising Registered Nurse, with years of practice in the UK and Australia.